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The purpose of this prospective, randomized multicenter study is to determine whether there is any difference in stent patency of covered metallic stents in terms of stent positioning, above and across the sphincter of Oddi, in malignant bile duct obstruction.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Cancer of Bile Duct
PTFE Covered ComVi [full covered] Biliary Stent, PTFE Covered ComVi [full covered] Biliary Stent
Taewoong Medical Co., Ltd.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:10:27-0400
In this randomized trial two two self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) for treatment of malignant biliary strictures are investigated. A newly developed PTFE (Polytetrafluorethylen) (Teflon)...
The purpose of this study is to compare the duration of stent patency of a covered vs. an uncovered biliary self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) placed to relieve biliary obstruction in pat...
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) have been increasingly used for the treatment of complications of portal hypertension in patients with cirrhosis. The initial experim...
The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a well-established procedure for the treatment of portal hypertensive bleeding, refractory ascites and vascular diseases of the ...
This is a a prospective study of the WallFlex™ Biliary Partially-covered Stent designed to collect data to support regulatory clearance by the FDA in the United States and to determine t...
EUS-guided transmural drainage (EUS-TD) using a covered biflanged metal stent (CBFMS) and a conventional tubular biliary covered self-expandable metal stent (CSEMS) has recently been performed by EUS ...
To compare outcomes in patients receiving polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and polyurethane (PL) covered stents (CS) after coronary artery perforation (CAP).
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) exhibits excellent mechanical properties and chemical stability and has been widely used in medical fields for the preparation of implantable medical devices. However, t...
The placement of a self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) is widely used in patients with unresectable malignant biliary obstructions, but SEMSs are susceptible to occlusion by tumor ingrowth or overgr...
Electrospinning technique was used successfully to fabricate nanofibers of polysulfone (PSF) in which polytetrafuoroethylene nanoparticles (PTFE NPs) were embedded. The size of the PTFE NPs is only 1....
Homopolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Nonflammable, tough, inert plastic tubing or sheeting; used to line vessels, insulate, protect or lubricate apparatus; also as filter, coating for surgical implants or as prosthetic material. Synonyms: Fluoroflex; Fluoroplast; Ftoroplast; Halon; Polyfene; PTFE; Tetron.
A genus of gram-positive bacteria whose spores are round to oval and covered by a sheath.
Any of numerous burrowing mammals found in temperate regions and having minute eyes often covered with skin.
Cold-blooded, air-breathing VERTEBRATES belonging to the class Reptilia, usually covered with external scales or bony plates.
Abnormal passage in any organ of the biliary tract or between biliary organs and other organs.
A stent is a small mesh tube that's used to treat narrow or weak arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to other parts of your body. A stent is placed in an artery as part of a procedure called angioplasty. &...
Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for the organ or type of cell in which they start - for example, cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer; cancer th...